The hype surrounding AI-based text generators illustrates the disruptive potential of digital technologies for almost all areas of our working and living environments. Since the release of the chatbot ChatGPT at the end of November 2022, AI text generators have become known and accessible to a broad public for the first time. The discourses on the opportunities, risks and challenges of this technology and the AI methods used in it are correspondingly diverse. The ad-hoc project Discourses of disruptive digital technologies using the example of AI text generators examines these discourses on different levels and from different perspectives. In doing so, it will not only provide orientation through the currently extremely confusing discourse on AI text generators, but also open up the arguments put forward in the individual discourses for overarching considerations of scientific, political and technological theory.
PD Dr. Gerhard Schreiber, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»
apl. Prof. Dr. Lukas Ohly M.A., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information»
apl. Prof. Dr. Hermann-Josef Große Kracht M.A., Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»
Kathrin Burghardt, Technische Universität Darmstadt
KI – Text und Geltung. Wie verändern KI-Textgeneratoren wissenschaftliche Diskurse?
25 & 26 August 2023
TU Darmstadt & online via Zoom
The conference will deal with the disruptive potential of digital technologies as well as with the challenges that the use of AI text generators poses for future work with and on texts.
The range of questions addressed in this context to very different disciplines – from philosophy, theology, linguistics, literature and history to computer science and technology assessment to communication science, business psychology and educational science – varies considerably. The discourses of these disciplines will be the subject of this conference organised by the ad hoc project Discourses of disruptive digital technologies using the example of AI text generators.
Friday, 25 August 2023, 13:30 – 21:15 CEST
Saturday, 26 August 2023, 9:00 – 15:45 CEST
Registration open until 23 August (Zoom) resp. 18 August (in person) via
The conference will be held in German (unless stated otherwise in the programme).